Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
AUSA Conference and Event Center
2425 Wilson Blvd.

Join your Alumni Association for an evening of fearless conversations featuring the former Director of National Intelligence, The Honorable James R. Clapper '63 and the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, Shibley Telhami. Mr. Clapper is the author of the best selling ‘Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a life in Intelligence. Get an inside look into U.S. diplomacy and intelligence and pose questions to our expert panelists .

Registration includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and dessert. See below for speaker bios!


Alumni Association Members: $10
Non-members: $15

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For questions:
Leena Donaldson
Email: lmdonald@umd.edu

Parking will be available in the adjacent parking garage beginning at 5pm and concluding at 9pm. A parking attendant will be available to assist. 

The Honorable James R. ClapperThe Honorable James R. Clapper
BA '63 Government & Politics

James Clapper served as the fourth U.S. Director of National Intelligence (DNI) from August 9, 2010 to January 20, 2017. Mr. Clapper started his distinguished military career as a member of the Air Force ROTC at Maryland; where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in government and politics. In this position, Mr. Clapper led the United States Intelligence Community and served as the principal intelligence advisor to President Barack Obama. He formerly served for over three years in two Administrations as the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, where he served as the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on intelligence, counterintelligence, and security matters for the Department. In this capacity, he was also dual-hatted as the Director of Defense Intelligence for the DNI.

Shibley Telhami Shibley Telhami
Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development
University of Maryland

Shibley Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, Director of the University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has advised every U.S. administration from George H. W. Bush's to Barack Obama's. His best-selling book, The Stakes: America and the Middle East, was selected by Foreign Affairs as one of the top five books on the Middle East in 2003. Among his other books are The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East (2013) and The Peace Puzzle: America's Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011 (2013). He was selected by the Carnegie Corporation of New York along with the New York Times as one of the "Great Immigrants" for 2013. He is also a recipient of the University of Maryland’s Honors College 2014 Outstanding Faculty Award and was recently selected as a 2018-2019 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher.